The Kimball boys' basketball team prepared for this year's season by participating in the Becker Fall League, St. Cloud State Summer League, and tournaments at Maple Lake and St. Cloud. The team most recently played in the Becker Fall League. They played eight games and again got to see some competition that they hadn't played against. They won three games, beating Nevis, Sauk Centre, and Rogers. Also, during the last weekend, they lost an exciting one-point game to Elk River, on a desperation last-second shot that went in as time expired. The other losses included a close three-point defeat to Zimmerman, and losses to Dassel-Cokato, Mora, and Sartell.
The team has a great attitude going into this season, as they have the challenge of replacing four seniors and three transfers from last year. But, they enjoy playing the game and they had a lot of fun playing together during the Fall League.
The team also enjoyed success in the tournaments they played in the summer, winning two and losing one during the Maple lake Tournament. And they won two and lost three during the St. Cloud State Tournament. They also played seven weeks during the St. Cloud State Summer Basketball League. The kids have put in a lot of time during the off-season and, hopefully this hard work will help them fill the holes from the team last year.
Team members include Cody Erickson, Donny Jenson, Alex Fischer, Jade Hamilton, Pat Libbesmeier, Jared Mackereth, Joey Robertson, Neil Helgeson, Dillon Menson, Taylor Kuseske, Brett Ostby, Aaron Laabs, and Austin Ruehle.